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today after nearly crossing paths in ohio. nbc's steve handlesman reports. >> reporter: he's wrapping up his tour. >> there's dignity honor and meaning in good, hard work. >> reporter: despite romney's work here, many visits, ohio may be moving out of reach. even with the help of ohio native jack nicklaus who said he's laid off workers from his golf business. >> we can't afford four more years like the last four years, i know i sure can't. >> reporter: romney can't afford more polls like today's. after he was caught on tape disparaging the 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax, who he said feel like victims, today's "new york times" cbs poll finds romney trailing president obama by 12 points in pennsylvania, by 9 in florida, trailing by ten in ohio. fighting the perception by some voters he's out of touch. >> i've been across this country. my heart aches for the people i've seen. >> reporter: in his new ad romney looks right at voters. >> president obama and i both care about poor middle class families, the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter:
stage. nbc's steve handles men reports from new york. >> reporter: president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocence. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president, but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting and demanded muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who, even when not directly resorting to violence, use hatred of america or the west or israel as the central organizing principle of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad, called for elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: israeli prime minister netanyahu publicly pushed president obama. he didn't. >> america w
. they are neck in neck in nevada and carolina. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: ten miles from the pentagon in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no inco
, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's steve handelsman reports from washington. >>> president obama headed to new york with critics assailing his priorities. he'll address the united nations but make another campaign appearance on "the view" instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. >> there are all kinds of things i want to do in the second term. >> reporter: no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's angered democrats by demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes" he seemed to talk about netanyahu. >> anything i do is right for the american people and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the white house claims what the present meant was. >> his objective is to take every step possible to enhance israel's security. >> reporter: mr. obama had downplayed anti-american rioting. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: but after ben zbaz zi, the u.s. ambassador assassinated, syria out of control, mi
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